The Art of Resistance: Get On Board! Making Activist Posters Using Woodblock Printing
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.
Posters are perhaps the most common form of propaganda historically – used to let you know just what Uncle Sam wants, and just how to sign up and give your all. Feeling a bit tired of this one-way communication? This workshop asks you to make your own posters and let the world know what you want. Using relief print techniques students will learn to combine eye-catching graphics, dynamic design and smashing color to get their word out. Participants will make at least one large poster out of linoleum/MDF or woodblock carvings, while creating a beautiful print. If you have a pet peeve or an itchy grudge or a flaming passion and just can’t keep it to yourself any longer, by the end of the week you’ll have all the tools you need to spread the word. No previous printing experience necessary.
Ten sheets of white BFK Rives (22 x30 inches) will be provided as part of the materials fee. Additional sheets may be purchased from the Work Center at $5 per sheet.
An artist, painter and printmaker, Daniel Heyman is driven by his social concerns and has striven through his work to give dignity and voice to victims of violence. He is a recipient of Guggenheim and Pew Fellowships, and numerous research grants has had residencies at Dartmouth College; MacDowell; Yaddo, the Awagami Paper Factory and Nagasawa Art Park in Japan and in Herzliyah, Israel. Heyman’s work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art; St Louis Museum of Art; Yale University Art Gallery. Heyman lives and works in Rhode Island. Recent solo exhibitions include exhibitions at Spring Break Art Show in New York (2020), CR Ettinger Studio and Gallery (2020), the Amon Carter Museum of Art in Fort Worth, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence. Heyman teaches at RISD, Princeton and the PAFA.